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Even 'good time girls' like Clara Bow (the original 'It Girl') and Colleen Moore (the archetypal 1920s' flapper) were given extensive vocal coaching to sound more refined, in the style of serious theatre actors.
21Pre-war Hollywood star Clara Bow was the original "It Girl" - but which British author of books then considered racy originally coined the term?
During the 1920s and the '30s, stars ranging from Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino and Clara Bow to Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn, and moguls including Louis B.
Chapter 4 charts the appearance and ramification of 'It'--charisma, animal magnetism, or sex appeal-through an analysis of the successful novel of the same name, by Elinor Glyn, and subsequent film starring Clara Bow that appeared in 1926-7.
Clara Bow was the "It" girl of the 1920s and another film actress, Ann Sheridan was, two decades later, that original lady with "oomph.
He ranges from the Restoration, with Charles II, Nell Gwyn, Pepys, through such early Hollywood powers as Elinor Glyn and Clara Bow, to Mrs.
Clara Bow stayed here and entertained friends, it says.
At Newmarket the Hills were alive and well with a near 159-1 treble, father and son duo Barry and Michael struck with Killybegs (9-1), Paper Talk (7-1) and Clara Bow (10-11
Megan Bryden patterned her Rosalinda on Clara Bow, and brought a superb soprano to the role.
In the late 1920s, actress Clara Bow, who popularized the 1920s flapper style, starred in a film entitled It.
Clara Bow hints at past glories, its serrated guitars the perfect foil for Hersh's harrowing shrieks - in particularly eerie mode, she insists that 'bones are made to be broken'.